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Droids are the artificially intelligent robots featured in the Star Wars universe. The term is short for Androids. They are specialized tools and are subservient to the biological characters in the Star Wars universe. Use this tag for questions about droids in general (e.g. how they operate, what ...

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Does dialog exist for BB8? [duplicate]

BB8 seems to have a sense of humour and have a cheeky/nasty side to him but is there a full list of what he is meant to be saying (not just fanboy hopeful assumptions)?. As there is dialog for Chewie ...
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Are R-series astromech units obsolete?

Having watched TFA and TLJ a few times, I noticed that the only non-BB astromech droid we see is R2-D2, and he spends most of both of those movies in low-power mode and looking fairly worn out. Are R-...
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Who manufactures BB droids?

As of the Last Jedi, we've seen the BB-series used by the First Order as well as the Resistance- what company makes them and isn't shy about selling to both sides?
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How does one learn droid binary? [duplicate]

How does someone learn droid binary? It seems simple, but honestly, I don't see how anyone could (easily) learn how to understand droid binary. It seems to be just beeps and whistles. How do you say ...
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What happened to the deactivated droid army?

What did the Empire do with the millions (if not billions) of deactivated battle droids after the end of the Clone Wars? Were they melted down? Were they kept in storage? Any canon or Legends answer ...
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Are droids sentient or not?

In Star Wars, droids are frequently treated as second-class citizens by most of the galaxy. Even your working class people don't treat them with respect (see Owen Lars, A New Hope). Why is this? I ...
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How is a droid's gender determined? [duplicate]

Clearly, droids are programmed with, or given, a male or female gender. The majority of droid characters are clearly, and definitely, given a male identity and consistently referred to as 'he.' ...
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How many droids were in the droid army and how were they paid for?

I am aware that the Galactic Senate financed the GAR through legislative bills and therefore paying for "units" of clones (each clone costing at least 666 credits.) One the other side, how did the ...
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What is the origin of the name of APD-40 droids in Star Wars?

Just curious because "APD-40" is the name of a major highway in my hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee. The only other usage of this term OOU appears to be the designation of a US Navy Destroyer. If one ...
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Can droids be force-sensitive? [duplicate]

In the Star Wars universe can droids be force-sensitive? Were there any droids that could use force powers? Is it possible in the Star Wars universe for a droid to become force-sensitive? What about ...
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Why wasn't the Sy Bisti language programmed into any Republic or Imperial protocol droids?

In the 2017 novel Thrawn, we find that Sy Bisti is a language used around the parts of the Galaxy known as Wild Space and the Unknown Regions. Throughout the novel, it is brought up that Imperial ...
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Why does a protocol droid know odds and statistics so well?

C-3PO is a pretty sophisticated piece of kit. Not only does he know six-million forms of communication and act very convincingly like a nervous butler, but he seems to be a tactical statistician too. ...
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How do restraining bolts work?

Based on A New Hope, I'm guessing that restraining bolts prevent a droid from straying too far from its owner. How does it achieve that effect, and what would happen if the droid tries to go out of ...
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Why is signal jamming not a common strategy against droid armies?

The premise is that one can jam the entire spectrum of wireless communication channels, rendering most wireless communication devices useless. By doing this, the battle droids will loose their control ...
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How valuable are C-3PO and R2-D2?

I ask this question because there are two contradictory events related to C-3PO and R2-D2: In A New Hope, we see several droids traded by Jawas. BERU ...
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Why don't Droidekas have Shield Generators during the Battle of Geonosis?

Droidekas or Destroyer Droids have Shield Generations to provide protection. In Phantom Menace,they have shield generators In Attack of the Clones, it appears that they don't have shield generators ...
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What did the general public think happened to the droid army?

So we already know that the droid army was deactivated with a shut down command. However, this was part of Darth Vader's very secret mission to Mustafar. Was the general public told of the shut down? ...
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Do battle droids ever “rank up”?

Note: Feel free to correct me if I'm getting the hierarchical order wrong. It's hard to tell which droid model is "better" or simply a different specialization. I'm thinking from the ground up, ...
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Star Wars Droid Personalities

Why are B1 droids in Star Wars made to have personalities? Shouldn't they be programmed to be perfect soldiers?
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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?

Rogue One had multiple never-before-seen Imperial Droids, so what happened to them between Rogue One and Star Wars IV? Episode IV starts exactly where Rogue One ends as far as I know, so why suddenly ...
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How do droids determine chances?

I've noticed that many droids in the Star Wars universe--specifically K-2SO and C-3PO--say a lot of things about chances of arbitrary things happening, like "Sir, the possibility of successfully ...
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Can droids be shut down manually?

Droids in Star Wars are known to have their own personality. Even astrodroids, like R2-D2 or BB-8 sometimes do not listen to a direct order, or do things based on their "moral" evaluation (e.g. when ...
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What is the difference between a TC-series and C-series protocol droid?

Wookieepedia and the canon source books have not helped me in this matter. The TC-series and C=series protocol droid seem to be the same height, and look the same. Is there a difference between them ...
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Are self-replicating droids possible? [closed]

I was reading Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance and there is a capsule which builds droids, taking materials from the area around it. I was wondering, is it truly possible to make a self-...
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How many credits does 1 B-1AND 1 B-2 battle droid cost

I've watched the movies and most of Star-Wars The Clone-Wars TV series, and I keep seeing battles that consist of hundreds of thousands if not millions of droids, and that started making me wonder, ...
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What does 'E chu ta' mean?

A protocol droid on Cloud City (E-3PO) says this to C-3PO. If C-3PO's reaction is any indication it was either an insult or an obscenity. Does anyone know a translated version of this word/phrase?
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Which is correct: C3PO or C3P0? [duplicate]

As the title states, I was wondering if the droid's name is C3PO or C3P0. R2D2, another droid, has a letter, number, letter, then another number. I was wondering which name is correct. Thanks!
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Why does the separatist army not use more non-droid soldiers?

In the Clone Wars we see that the separatist use mostly droids in their army. In some instances we see some people fight alongside the separatists, inflicting serious damage on the republic army, one ...
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Do people in the Star Wars galaxy even bother studying A.I. psychology?

Droids are treated like animals at best, and there seems to be a total indifference to droids and their activities. Based on this, do they even bother studying their artificial minds?
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Why wasn't the Separatist Army more lightsaber resistant? [duplicate]

In older galactic wars, when lightsabers are prevalent on both fronts, it was the norm for militaries, private security forces, bounty hunters and other adventurers alike to arm themselves with ...
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If C3PO is a protocol droid, why is he so annoying?

Anybody who's worked in the US foreign service can tell you that people in charge of protocol are often very polite, very considerate, and very attentive to how their actions and words come across to ...
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What model droid is Chopper's mismatched leg from?

In the Season 2 episode of Rebels "Lost Droid" - we see Chopper obtain a replacement original strut to replace his mismatched (green) one What model astromech droid is the green leg from?
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What are the droids in this Clone Wars Legacy episode?

In the unfinished-but-still-canon Clone Wars Legacy, Bad Batch episode 3: "On the Wings of Keeradaks", the Techno Union facility was guarded by what seems to me as a new droid model. It has limbs that ...
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How many languages does a protocol droid typically know?

Is C3P0's knowledge of 6 million languages at or above average for a protocol droid serving in diplomacy? How many languages does the average protocol droid programmed for the job know?
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Do R2D2 and C-3PO have principles? Would they have rebelled against Vader if they had remained in his service?

I find the concept of droids such as Artoo and Threepio having personality, emotions and some level of intelligence really interesting, when they are pretty much considered slaves/servants with ...
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Why did Princess Leia choose R2-D2?

We all know the opening scenes of Star Wars Episode IV, where the Rebel ship is captured, and Princess Leia places the Death Star plans into R2-D2's memory banks. R2-D2 and C-3PO then escape the ship ...
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Is BB-8's name inspired by BB ammunition?

The distinguishing feature of BB-8's design compared to other astromechs is his spherical body, whereas previously seen astromechs generally have a cylindrical body. What the name inspired by BB ...
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How many times was C-3PO less than honest with Luke?

Related to this question: How many times was Obi-Wan less than honest with Luke? In A New Hope, when Luke asks 3PO to tell him about the rebellion, the droid replies: I'm not very good at telling ...
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Interrogation droid syringe “British Made”

In Episode IV: A New Hope, an interrogation droid is used to torture Leia. Screencap from the movie This droid is equipped with a syringe. Photo of the actual prop in a museum This syringe is ...
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Where in the movie was this scene with R2-D2 and BB-8 supposed take place?

One of the Promos for The Force Awakens shows R2-D2 and C-3PO meeting BB-8 in a desert, probably Jakku. Where in the movie was this supposed to go?
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What type of droid did Owen think he was buying from the Jawas?

LUKE: "Uncle Owen! This R2 unit has a bad motivator, look!" The droid uncle Owen wanted to buy at first, nicknamed "Red", was R5-D4, belonging to the R5-series, which was according to the Legends ...
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Why did the Lars family need an astromech droid?

It was very clear why Owen decided to buy C-3PO: OWEN: What I really need is a droid who understands the binary language of moisture vaporators. But they appeared to be really interested in ...
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Are there any good Star Wars resources about mouse droids that reference a video sensor?

I am writing a story from the perspective of a Star Wars mouse droid (seen on Death Star). Are there any good resources (short stories, cross-sections, interviews, concept sketches, etc.) which reveal ...
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Have droids ever had a romantic relationship?

Have two Star Wars droids ever been in a relationship together, either in-canon, questionable canon or not-canon?
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Why does R2-D2's computer interface arm rotate?

In a number of places in the star wars films where we see R2-D2 interface directly with a computer, his interface arm and the socket it plugs into both rotate periodically. The out-of-universe ...
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Why does Binary exist?

According to Wookiepedia, few organics have directly learnt and understood Binary, and these are mainly people who interact with droids frequently at a technical level, such as pilots, mechanics, ...
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What does an astromech droid actually do while deployed in combat?

The answers to " Can an astromech droids control and fly the ships they're mounted in? " question make it clear that an astromech can fly a ship, but we normally see pilots controlling their ships ...
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Why does Rey treat BB-8 like a sentient being?

Related to What did Rey tell Teedo that caused him to release BB-8? - Rey approaches Teedo and intimidated him as if he captured a sentient being. Are all droids afforded a status that gives them ...
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Why did Han own a training remote?

In Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, Luke uses a training remote found onboard the Millennium Falcon as part of his lightsaber training. A picture on the Wookieepedia page for "Training Remotes" is ...
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How does BB-8 move in the sand without skidding?

Question inspired by Neil deGrasse Tyson's tweet: In @StarWars #TheForceAwakens, BB-8, a smooth rolling metal spherical ball, would have skidded uncontrollably on sand. Is this ever explained in-...